Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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RE[2]: Sarcasm much?
by aliquis on Tue 13th Nov 2012 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Sarcasm much?"
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The developers are of course free to do what they want with their time.

Me I just want a good OS. It doesn't have to be what AmigaOS was in my case.

For me personally I would likely had benefited if they all had worked together on a common OS because well, then maybe I would had used that instead of not using either of them as is today. Though Icaros desktop seem very interesting and something I kinda would had wanted to run by now.

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RE[3]: Sarcasm much?
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Nov 2012 17:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Sarcasm much?"
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You can't fit a square peg in to a round hole. All three projects, plus ReactOS, are trying to target a different goal. Any similarities AtheOS had to BeOS have been squished quite a lot by Syllable's direction towards their weird little VM language intepreter pet project. The AROS is an Amiga alike OS. ReactOS want's NT compatibility. Haiku wants BeOS compatibility. BeOS has absolutely nothing to do with AmigaOS, bar some UI ideas they borrowed. It borrowed as much (if not more) from MacOS classic UI.

Again, where is the commonality? There is none. The only thing 3 of the projects have in common is that they want to recreate another OS in a way that is (somewhat) compatible with the original OS. Syllable is the only one that has no legacy leanings, but I wouldn't hold Syllable up as a model for OS development, not since Vanders etc left the project.

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